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1tenant

noun ten·ant \ˈte-nənt\

: a person, business, group, etc., that pays to use another person's property : someone who rents or leases a house, apartment, etc., from a landlord

Full Definition of TENANT

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a :  one who holds or possesses real estate or sometimes personal property (as a security) by any kind of right
b :  one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements of another; specifically :  one who rents or leases (as a house) from a landlord
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ten·ant·less \-ləs\ adjective
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Examples of TENANT

  1. A tenant is now leasing the apartment.
  2. <the laundry in the basement is for tenants only>

Origin of TENANT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from present participle of tenir to hold
First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with TENANT

2tenant

transitive verb

Definition of TENANT

:  to hold or occupy as or as if as a tenant :  inhabit
ten·ant·able \-nən-tə-bəl\ adjective

First Known Use of TENANT

1634
TENANTS Defined for Kids

1tenant

noun ten·ant \ˈte-nənt\

Definition of TENANT for Kids

:  a person or business that rents property from its owner

2tenant

verb
ten·ant·edten·ant·ing

Definition of TENANT for Kids

:  to hold or live in as a renter

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